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Japan Oct exports fall 9.2% year/year - MOF

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Japan's exports slipped 9.2% in October from a year earlier, down for the 11th straight month, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday.

That compared with a 7.6% decline expected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed a 5.2% fall in September.

Imports dropped 14.8% in the year to October, compared with the median estimate of a 16.0% decline.

The trade balance came to a surplus of 17.3 billion yen ($159.49 million), against the median estimate of a 301.0 billion yen surplus.

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http://www.customs.go.jp/toukei/info/indexte.htm ($1 = 108.4700 yen) (Reporting by Daniel Leussink Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)